Robert Kirkman's 'Outcast': Cinemax buys the rights to 'Walking Dead' creator's new project

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"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman could have another TV show coming to the small screen. FOX International Channels announced Cinemax has picked up the U.S. rights to his exorcism drama "Outcast." The network has given it a script commitment with a large penalty.

Kirkman wrote the pilot of the spec series, which follows a man named Kyle Barns who embarks on a quest to find out why he has been plagued by possession since he was a child. According to Kirkman, this series could end up being scarier than "The Walking Dead."

"Despite the success of 'The Walking Dead,' 'Outcast' is only my second foray into the horror genre," Kirkman says in a statement. "I think Kyle Barnes is every bit as compelling as Rick Grimes and demonic possession is way scarier than zombies -- so this is going to be fun. Starting a new project is like setting off on an long journey and I couldn't ask for better travel companions than David Alpert and Sharon Tal Yguado and I'm thrilled to be a part of what Cinemax has planned for the next few years."

Kirkman will once again partner with "The Walking Dead" producer Alpert on the new project. It is an adaptation of Kirkman's recently announced comic book of the same name which will be released in 2014. Are you looking forward to a new Kirkman horror series?

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